Music Articles

Every week, our writers take an in‐depth look at an artist, program or topic of interest to us. Spend some time with this week's classical music feature, or scroll through the extensive SFCV archive for insights in many music topics.


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November 9, 2015

SFCV talks to the soprano about her roles, her time as an Adler Fellow, and her growth as a performer.

More "Nadine Sierra: For the Love of Opera" »
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November 3, 2015

What questions do arts organizations have to ask about technology, and how do we mediate between the desires of younger audiences and the essential “liveness” of music performance?

More "The Fifth Wall: Next Generation Digital Technology and the Arts" »
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November 3, 2015

42nd Street Moon opens its 2015-2016 season with Noel Coward's Sail Away, and the San Francisco Choral Society has a pair of ambitious concerts later this month.

More "It's News to Me" »
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October 20, 2015

A former Detroit Symphony Orchestra bassist aims to combine the concert hall and the club.

More "Cutting Loose With Mr. CutTime: An Orchestra Bassist Goes ‘Underground’" »
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October 19, 2015

Jake Heggie's music is everywhere, and Lisa Oman is named executive director of the San Francisco Contemporary Music Players.

More "It's News to Me" »
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October 7, 2015

The Finnish composer comes to the University of California, Berkeley Music Department this month as Bloch Professor in Residence.

More "Kaija Saariaho on Composing and Teaching Composition" »
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October 6, 2015

Nick Benavides joins Left Coast Chamber Ensemble as managing director, and more about the Maraghi Project.

More "It's News to Me" »
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September 29, 2015

SFCV talks to Philharmonia Baroque’s music director about the history of the group and the early music scene.

More "Nicholas McGegan: 30 Years and Counting with Philharmonia Baroque" »
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September 22, 2015

An impressive Herbst Theatre is set to reopen, with new features that improve the music hall's sound, and a look at the most dangerous chandelier in musical theater.

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September 15, 2015

The California Symphony has reanimated itself and is looking forward to its opening next Sunday.

More "California Symphony Back in Black Under New Director" »